Powers of state department
Sec. 2. (a) The state department may do the following:
(1) Determine the magnitude of lead poisoning in Indiana's residents.
(2) Provide consultation and education to a medical provider network that screens for lead poisoning throughout Indiana.
(3) Receive and analyze blood samples or assist regional lab sites to receive and analyze blood samples for lead poisoning.
(4) Develop and maintain a data base of unduplicated children with lead poisoning.
(5) Provide consultation to local health departments regarding medical case follow-up and environmental inspections connected to reducing the incidence of lead poisoning.
(6) Coordinate lead exposure detection activities with local health departments.
(7) Coordinate with social service organizations for outreach programs regarding lead poisoning.
(8) Notify and update pediatricians and family practice physicians of lead hazards in a timely fashion.
(9) Provide consumer alerts and consumer education regarding lead hazards.
(b) The state department shall establish reporting, monitoring, and preventive procedures to protect from lead poisoning.
As added by P.L.123-1997, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.59-2003, SEC.1; P.L.135-2005, SEC.4.
Blood examinations; reports; penalties
Sec. 3. (a) A person that examines the blood of an individual described in section 2 of this chapter for the presence of lead must report to the state department the results of the examination not later than one (1) week after completing the examination. The report must include at least the following:
(1) With respect to the individual whose blood is examined:
(A) the name;
(B) the date of birth;
(C) the gender;
Childhood lead poisoning prevention fund
Sec. 3.1. (a) The childhood lead poisoning prevention fund is established for the purpose of funding childhood lead poisoning outreach and prevention activities. The fund shall be administered by the state department.
(b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
(c) The fund consists of:
(1) civil penalties assessed under section 3 of this chapter;
(2) gifts; and
(3) appropriations from the general assembly.
(d) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public money may be invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
Distribution of information
Sec. 4. (a) The state department, the office of the secretary of family and social services, and local health departments shall share among themselves and with the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development information, including a child's name, address, and demographic information, that is gathered after January 1, 1990, concerning the concentration of lead in the blood of a child less than seven (7) years of age to the extent necessary to determine the prevalence and distribution of lead poisoning in children less than seven (7) years of age.
(b) The state department, the office of the secretary of family and social services, and local health departments shall share information described in subsection (a) that is gathered after July 1, 2002, among themselves and with organizations that administer federal, state, and local programs covered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations concerning lead-based paint poisoning prevention in certain residential structures under 24 CFR Subpart A, Part 35 to the extent necessary to ensure that children potentially affected by lead-based paint and lead hazards are adequately protected from lead poisoning.
(c) A person who shares data under this section is not liable for any damages caused by compliance with this section.
As added by P.L.99-2002, SEC.10. Amended by P.L.1-2003, SEC.63; P.L.135-2005, SEC.6.
Sec. 5. (a) The state department shall, in cooperation with other state agencies, collect data under this chapter and, before March 15 of each year, report the results to the general assembly for the previous calender year. A copy of the report shall be transmitted in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 to the executive director of the legislative services agency for distribution to the members of the general assembly.
(b) The report transmitted under subsection (a) must include for each county the following information concerning children who are less than seven (7) years of age:
(1) The number of children who received a blood lead test.
(2) The number of children who had a blood test result of at least ten (10) micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood.
(3) The number of children identified under subdivision (2) who received a blood test to confirm that they had lead poisoning.
(4) The number of children identified under subdivision (3) who had lead poisoning.
(Expired 7-1-2011 by P.L.57-2009, SEC.15.)
Sales of consumer and other products
Sec. 7. (a) A retail establishment that sells paint or paint products shall do all of the following:
(1) Offer for sale a lead test kit that is capable of determining the presence of a lead-based paint hazard.
(2) Provide to customers the federal Environmental Protection Agency pamphlet "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" or a similar source of information approved by the state department.
(3) Ensure that at least one (1) employee who provides advice to customers concerning paint and paint products:
(A) attends a training program concerning lead hazards; and
(B) provides training to other employees who provide advice to customers concerning paint and paint products.
This subsection does not apply to a paint or paint product that is used solely for a craft or hobby.
(b) A person that sells, offers for sale, or distributes a consumer product shall not remove, erase, or obscure the visibility of a statement that:
(1) the manufacturer or wholesaler of the consumer product has placed on the consumer product or the container or wrapper in which the consumer product is contained; and
(2) specifies that the consumer product contains or may contain lead.
(c) A person shall not sell or offer for sale at wholesale or retail or distribute a consumer product, surface coating material, a food
product, or food packaging that:
(1) is a banned hazardous substance under the federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 U.S.C. 1261(q)(1)); or
(2) has been determined by the state department to:
(A) have a lead content that is greater than the lesser of the lead content specifications for lead paint in 16 CFR 1303.2 or state law; and
(B) pose a danger of childhood lead poisoning because the product, material, or packaging is reasonably expected to be accessible to, chewed by, or ingested by a child who is less than seven (7) years of age.
(d) If the state department, based on:
(1) test results performed by a certified laboratory at the state department's request;
(2) information received from a federal agency; or
(3) other reliable information;
has reason to believe that a person has violated this section, the state department may, with or without a prior hearing, issue to the person a cease and desist order if the commissioner determines a cease and desist order is in the public interest. In addition to all other remedies, the commissioner may bring an action in the name and on behalf of the state against the person to enjoin the person from violating this section.
(e) The state department or a local health department may at any time during regular business hours inspect any premises where consumer products are sold, offered for sale, or distributed to establish compliance with this section.
(f) The state department may seize an item that is sold, offered for sale, or distributed in violation of this section.
(g) The state department shall, not later than May 1, 2009, adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section. The rules adopted under this subsection:
(A) establish exceptions under which items described in subsection (c) may be sold, offered for sale, or distributed upon the state department's determination that the risk posed to children by the items is minimal; or
(B) require labeling of an item or signage to reflect that the item contains lead; and
(2) must be consistent with federal law.
As added by P.L.102-2008, SEC.14. Amended by P.L.57-2009, SEC.16.
Lead-safe work practices training program
Sec. 9. (a) The state department shall, not later than July 1, 2009, adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish a lead-safe work practices training program for contractors, renovators, and remodelers who:
(1) perform work on housing units that were built before 1978; and